Scala Central #19


Scala Central #19

We kicked off Scala Central #19 with a great turn out at the Medidata offices in Hammersmith.

Despite the glorious weather it was brilliant to see so many familiar and new faces.

We started with drinks on the roof terrace looking out across London, ready for a range of talks.

Igal Levis, Manuel Santiago and Steve Sitton from Medidata started off the event and further talks followed from Magnus Valle and Martin Gwarada.

We followed a similar format to our last meetup at Babylon Health with 5 shorter talks. We had a real range of topics such as Machine Clustering, Typeclasses, Apache Spark and Value Classes and learning Scala as an Engineering Manager, so hopefully there was something there for everyone.

Thanks to those of you who made it, we hope you enjoyed it and for those of you who didn’t, we have the videos available for you below;

Talk 1 - Igal Levis - Senior Application Engineer - Medidata

Typeclasses & Akka Http

Talk 2 - Manuel Santiago - Staff Applications Engineer - Medidata

Clusterfunk - Finite State Machine Clustering

Talk 3 - Steve Sitton - Engineering Manager - Medidata

Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager

Talk 4 - Magnus Valle - Scala Developer - MoneyFarm

Value Classes

Value Classes are a cheap and easy way to utilise the rule system increase the to eliminate simple and avoidable bugs.

Talk 5 - Martin Gwarada - Senior Scala Developer - Cívica Digital

Apache Spark using Scala

I will demonstrate how to show apply Machine Learning library in Apache Spark to a multi-vector problem such as recruitment.

Thanks again to all of the speakers Medidata for being fantastic hosts, I hope you managed to enjoy the venue and nab a free bottle opener too.

Our next event is tbc so if you are interested in giving a talk or providing a space, please get in touch! As always, it’s great to have any feedback on how we can improve or what you liked about the meetup so do let us know.

We hope you enjoyed the videos and look forward to seeing many of you at future events.